From February 23, 1860 till March 14, 1861 the Netherlands had a cabinet Van Hall - Van Heemstra with the prime ministers Mr. F.A. baron Van Hall (conservatief-liberaal) and Mr. S. baron Van Heemstra (liberaal).
From March 14, 1861 till January 31, 1862 the Netherlands had a cabinet Van Zuijlen van Nijevelt - Loudon with the prime ministers Mr. J.P.P. baron Van Zuijlen van Nijevelt (conservatief-liberaal) and Mr. J. Loudon (liberaal).
The Netherlands had about 3.6 million citizens.
May 24 » American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia.
June 1 » American Civil War: The Battle of Fairfax Court House is fought.
June 10 » American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel: Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
August 5 » The United States Army abolishes flogging.
August 6 » The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria.
December 21 » Medal of Honor: Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, is signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.
The temperature on January 15, 1861 was about -10.7 °C. The air pressure was 11 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the east-northeast. The airpressure was 77 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 93%.
1896 » Mathew Brady, American photographer and journalist (b. 1822)
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